Kenneth Pollack, senior fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy, evaluates the significance of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s visit with President Trump, and explains what it may indicate for the fight against ISIS and President Trump’s policy on Iraq in the future.
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[On the possibility of ongoing secret negotiations between the U.S. and North Korea] I am always wondering if my chain is being yanked. It could also mean Kim is trying to undermine Moon, who positions himself as a broker between the U.S. and North Korea. These two potential explanations are not mutually exclusive.